fictitious+narrative

  • 1 narrative — narratively, adv. /nar euh tiv/, n. 1. a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious. 2. a book, literary work, etc., containing such a story. 3. the art, technique, or process of narrating: Somerset Maugham… …

    Universalium

  • 2 narrative — /ˈnærətɪv/ (say naruhtiv) noun 1. a story of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious. 2. narrative matter, as in literary work. 3. the act or process of narrating. 4. the rationale for a sequence of events, presented as the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 3 narrative — nar•ra•tive [[t]ˈnær ə tɪv[/t]] n. 1) a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious 2) lit. the art, technique, or process of narrating 3) lit. consisting of or being a narrative: narrative poetry[/ex] 4) of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 4 Parable — For a comparison of parable with other kinds of stories, see Myth, legend, fairy tale, and fable. The Parable of the Good Samaritan by Jan Wijnants (1670) shows the Good Samaritan tending the injured man. A parable is …

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  • 5 fiction — fiction, figment, fabrication, fable are comparable when meaning a story, an account, an explanation, or a conception which is an invention of the human mind. Fiction so strongly implies the use of the imagination that it serves as the class name …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 Satyricon — Infobox Book name = Satyricon translator = image caption = author = Petronius country = Roman Empire language = Latin genre = Satire publisher = Various release date = Late 1st century CE isbn = n/a Satyricon (or Satyrica ) is a Latin work of… …

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  • 7 Devotion to the Blessed Virgin —     Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary     Down to the Council of Nicaea     Devotion to Our Blessed Lady in its ultimate analysis must be regarded as a practical application of… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 8 Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary —     Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary     Down to the Council of Nicaea     Devotion to Our Blessed Lady in its ultimate analysis must be regarded as a practical application of… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 9 Irving Joshua Matrix — (born Japan, 1908), born Irving Joshua Bush and commonly known as Dr. (I. J.) Matrix, was a fictitious polymath scientist, scholar, and entrepreneur who made extraordinary contributions to perpetual motion engineering, Biblical cryptography and… …

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  • 10 Machinery — Ma*chin er*y, n. [From {Machine}: cf. F. machinerie.] 1. Machines, in general, or collectively. [1913 Webster] 2. The working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch. [1913 Webster] 3. The supernatural means by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Story — Sto ry, n. [OE. storie, OF. estoire, F. histoire, fr. L. historia. See {History}.] 1. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record. [1913 Webster] One malcontent who did indeed… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 The Tempest — Infobox Play name = The Tempest |200px caption = Prospero, Ariel and Miranda by William Hamilton writer = William Shakespeare genre = Comedy / Romance setting = Desert isle subject = Retribution / Forgiveness premiere = November 1, 1611… …

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  • 13 Parable — Par a*ble, n. [F. parabole, L. parabola, fr. Gr. ? a placing beside or together, a comparing, comparison, a parable, fr. ? to throw beside, compare; para beside + ? to throw; cf. Skr. gal to drop. Cf. {Emblem}, {Gland}, {Palaver}, {Parabola},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 fable — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin fabula conversation, story, play, from fari to speak more at ban Date: 14th century a fictitious narrative or statement: as a. a legendary story of supernatural happenings b. a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 Andrew Lang — For the former National Basketball Association player, see Andrew Lang (basketball). Andrew Lang (31 March 1844, Selkirk ndash; 20 July 1912, Banchory, Kincardineshire) was a prolific Scots man of letters. He was a poet, novelist, and literary… …

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  • 16 nouvelle — (n.) short fictitious narrative dealing with a single situation or aspect of a character, 1670s, Fr. nouvelle (11c.), lit. new (see NOVEL (Cf. novel) (adj.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 novel — {{11}}novel (adj.) new, strange, unusual, early 15c., but little used before 1600, from O.Fr. novel, nouvel new, young, fresh, recent; additional; early, soon (Mod.Fr. nouveau, fem. nouvelle), from L. novellus new, young, recent, dim. of novus… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 parable — n. Fable (in which what is stated as fact is probable, or which is founded on the ordinary incidents of daily life), apologue, story, short tale, fictitious narrative (intended to illustrate some spiritual truth) …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 novel — I. a. New, strange, unusual, modern, recent, fresh, uncommon, rare. II. n. Tale, romance, story, fiction, fictitious narrative …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 graphic novel — /græfɪk ˈnɒvəl/ (say grafik novuhl) noun a fictitious narrative presented in the comics genre …

    Australian English dictionary